The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 43 48 84
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +36
Contract jobs citing HP 107 92 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.53% 3.45% 1.72%
As % of the Vendors category 8.03% 7.34% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 48 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £209 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £416 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1332 1253 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.89% 46.93% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 541 741
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 96 113
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.06 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
HP
England

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 35 £323 -0.76% 10
Lancashire -1 30 £280 -13.84%
Cheshire +2 29 £126 -61.45% 7
Merseyside +5 5 £415 +89.71% 2
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 93 (47.69%) Windows
2 76 (38.97%) Microsoft
3 60 (30.77%) ITIL
4 57 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (26.67%) VMware
6 50 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (22.05%) Security Cleared
8 42 (21.54%) Citrix
9 38 (19.49%) DNS
9 38 (19.49%) DHCP
9 38 (19.49%) SC Cleared
10 34 (17.44%) Active Directory
11 31 (15.90%) Dell
11 31 (15.90%) Oracle
12 30 (15.38%) SAN
13 29 (14.87%) Cisco
13 29 (14.87%) MS Exchange
13 29 (14.87%) XenApp
14 28 (14.36%) HP Quality Center
15 27 (13.85%) MS Office
15 27 (13.85%) Service Management
16 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (12.31%) Linux
17 24 (12.31%) MCSE
17 24 (12.31%) Windows 7
17 24 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (11.79%) SharePoint
18 23 (11.79%) HPUX
18 23 (11.79%) SLA
19 22 (11.28%) MS Excel

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (14.87%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.79%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (7.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (5.64%) Tomcat
6 11 (5.64%) IIS
6 11 (5.64%) IBM Notes
7 9 (4.62%) Apache
8 8 (4.10%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.10%) Lync
8 8 (4.10%) WebLogic Integration
9 7 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.56%) SAS
10 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.03%) CMS
12 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 27 (13.85%) MS Office
2 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.54%) Exstream
3 2 (1.03%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.03%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.03%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.49%) DHCP
1 38 (19.49%) DNS
2 30 (15.38%) SAN
3 21 (10.77%) Firewall
4 20 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.21%) LAN
6 15 (7.69%) WAN
7 14 (7.18%) VPN
8 13 (6.67%) Wireless
9 12 (6.15%) FTP
10 9 (4.62%) HTTP
11 6 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.56%) Network Security
12 5 (2.56%) Internet
12 5 (2.56%) SNMP
13 4 (2.05%) Ethernet
13 4 (2.05%) IPsec
13 4 (2.05%) VLAN
13 4 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.54%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.10%) MS Access
4 6 (3.08%) DB2
5 4 (2.05%) QlikView
6 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.03%) OLAP
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.05%) CaliberRM
2 3 (1.54%) Toad
2 3 (1.54%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (10.77%) Finance
2 8 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.56%) Banking
4 3 (1.54%) Retail
4 3 (1.54%) Back Office
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (22.56%) Analyst
2 17 (8.72%) Architect
3 16 (8.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (7.18%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.13%) Tester
8 8 (4.10%) Consultant
8 8 (4.10%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.10%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.08%) Designer
11 5 (2.56%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.56%) Non-Functional Tester
11 5 (2.56%) Server Support
12 4 (2.05%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) Web Services
2 6 (3.08%) SOAP
3 4 (2.05%) Middleware
4 3 (1.54%) .NET
5 2 (1.03%) XML
5 2 (1.03%) GWT
6 1 (0.51%) APPC
6 1 (0.51%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.69%) Clustering
2 8 (4.10%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.08%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.08%) Wiki
4 6 (3.08%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.05%) iPhone
6 4 (2.05%) HP Superdome
7 3 (1.54%) iPad
7 3 (1.54%) CMDB
7 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.54%) Replication
8 2 (1.03%) PDA
8 2 (1.03%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.03%) RMADS
9 1 (0.51%) iSeries
9 1 (0.51%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 93 (47.69%) Windows
2 57 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (12.31%) Windows 7
4 24 (12.31%) Linux
5 23 (11.79%) HPUX
6 20 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 13 (6.67%) UNIX
8 11 (5.64%) AIX
8 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.62%) Solaris
10 8 (4.10%) SUSE
11 4 (2.05%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.54%) Android
12 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.51%) i5/OS
14 1 (0.51%) OS/400
14 1 (0.51%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.77%) ITIL
2 27 (13.85%) Service Management
3 16 (8.21%) Migration
4 11 (5.64%) Performance Testing
4 11 (5.64%) Integration Testing
4 11 (5.64%) Test Scripting
5 10 (5.13%) Release Management
6 9 (4.62%) Project Management
7 8 (4.10%) CRM
7 8 (4.10%) SOA
7 8 (4.10%) Statistical Analysis
7 8 (4.10%) Security Testing
8 7 (3.59%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.08%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.08%) Change Control
10 5 (2.56%) ITSM
10 5 (2.56%) Business Analysis
11 4 (2.05%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (2.05%) Automated Testing
11 4 (2.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.77%) SQL
2 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.64%) VB
4 8 (4.10%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.08%) C
6 4 (2.05%) Java
6 4 (2.05%) Perl
7 3 (1.54%) COBOL
8 1 (0.51%) Python
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) RPG
8 1 (0.51%) JCL
8 1 (0.51%) REXX
8 1 (0.51%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 43 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.49%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (12.31%) MCSE
5 16 (8.21%) MCP
6 12 (6.15%) ISEB
7 11 (5.64%) ISTQB
8 9 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.10%) CCNA
9 8 (4.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (4.10%) MCITP
9 8 (4.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (3.59%) CCNP
11 3 (1.54%) CCIP
11 3 (1.54%) MCSA
11 3 (1.54%) CCDP
11 3 (1.54%) IBM Certification
11 3 (1.54%) RHCE
11 3 (1.54%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.79%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) QA
3 3 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (17.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.87%) XenApp
3 24 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (10.77%) XenServer
5 19 (9.74%) Hyper-V
6 18 (9.23%) vSphere
7 17 (8.72%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.13%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (2.05%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.05%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.03%) Brightmail
12 1 (0.51%) vCloud
12 1 (0.51%) VMFS
12 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (14.36%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (8.21%) OpenView
3 15 (7.69%) SCCM
4 14 (7.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (5.13%) Backup Exec
6 9 (4.62%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.10%) SCOM
8 6 (3.08%) Tivoli
9 5 (2.56%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.56%) SCSM
10 4 (2.05%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (2.05%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.54%) WMI
11 3 (1.54%) Unicenter
11 3 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (1.54%) HP UCMDB
11 3 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
12 2 (1.03%) Control-M
12 2 (1.03%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 76 (38.97%) Microsoft
2 52 (26.67%) VMware
3 42 (21.54%) Citrix
4 31 (15.90%) Dell
4 31 (15.90%) Oracle
5 29 (14.87%) Cisco
6 19 (9.74%) Compaq
7 18 (9.23%) IBM
8 15 (7.69%) SAP
9 13 (6.67%) 3PAR
10 11 (5.64%) Lotus
10 11 (5.64%) Symantec
11 9 (4.62%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.62%) EMC
11 9 (4.62%) CA
12 8 (4.10%) Apple
12 8 (4.10%) TIBCO
12 8 (4.10%) NetApp
13 7 (3.59%) IronPort
14 6 (3.08%) Open Text
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago